Sunday, 12 November 2017

How to Block Websites on Google Chrome

There are many websites on the Internet that you would not like to visit or prevent your kids from gaining access. Luckily, there are many ways that help you block websites on Google Chrome and prevent one’s computer from harmful content. This harmful content may damage your computer or files or even ruin someone’s browsing experience. This brings us to the question how to block websites on Google Chrome.

In the following paragraphs, we shall uncover some simple methods that help you block websites on Google Chrome.

Blocking Websites on Google Chrome

Google Chrome itself gives an excellent option to block websites. You need to follow the steps below to block websites on Google Chrome.

  • Go to Google Chrome and click on the three vertical dots on the upper right hand corner.
  • A drop-down menu will appear and you need to click on Settings. In settings you need to click Advanced and scroll down to System.
  • Under System click on Open proxy settings and a new window will pop up.
  • Here, go to Privacy and click on Sites. Another window will pop up and here you can type in the box that says Address of website.
  • You have the option of clicking on Block or Allow. As we are looking for a way to block, click on the Block option.
  • The website will appear in the Managed websites list and click OK.
  • The websites you do not wish to visit or gain access will be blocked from Google Chrome.

Blocking Websites on Google Chrome using Extensions

There are many website-blocking extensions available for Google Chrome that help you block websites. It is not necessary that you can only block websites with harmful content. At times, it is necessary to block websites such as Facebook and other social media sites to get better focus on work or studies. Let us list out the website-blocking extensions that will prove beneficial for your need.

1. StayFocused

StayFocused in a useful extension that not just restricts the websites your browse, but also controls the amount of time spent on surfing websites. You can restrict the amount of time spent on a certain website or even use the handy The Nuclear Option that won’t allow you to access any blocked website where you have not crossed the time limit.

2. Nanny 

Nanny is an old player in the world of website-blocking extensions. It lets you block website URLs as well as time period you want these websites to remain blocked. It has a very useful LockDown feature that completely blocks all access to a set of websites.

3. Personal Blocklist

Personal Blocklist is a wonderful extension by Google. Once installed, you can see the option of “Block” under each website URL once you search for it in Google. Click on it and that site will be removed from your search result forever. In case a blocked site does appear in your search result, it will give you a notification that the site is not appearing as it is blocked. It will give you an option to unblock it, if required.

This is all about how to block websites on Google Chrome. Once you block the website URLs you will not be able to access them until you remove them from your blacklist.



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